Drinking smoothies and juicing have somehow become synonymous to detoxing. This is a case of a dangerous trend gone viral!
The dirty little secret about smoothies and juice cleanses is that they’re typically high-sugar impact, have almost zero nutrients, and snub a major ingredient your body needs to complete it’s detox process: protein.
As a result, you end up starving and cranky while spiking and crashing your blood sugar, and most of your weight loss is from precious fat-burning muscle. Worse yet, without the protein necessary to release those toxins, you end up becoming even more toxic!
To get you started on your way to being clean and lean the right way, here are some quick and yummy detoxing recipes to try:
Strawberry Detox Smoothie All of the protein, fat and fiber you need to detox fast, in a smoothie so yummy, you’ll look forward to having it twice a day!
Peach-Berry Green Smoothie Bowl This tasty breakfast or post-workout treat has it all: colorful berries, peaches, nuts, and a handful of leafy greens, all in a thick and creamy protein shake! No detox deprivation here!
Flank Steak and Vegetable Wrap with Chimichurri Sauce You get the protein our body needs to release toxins, while the cilantro and parsley are a tasty way to detox heavy metals.
Vietnamese Chicken and Cabbage Salad This delicious dish is detox powerhouse, with plenty of clean, lean protein, gut-healing fiber, and antioxidants like vitamin C.
Paleo Steamed Broccoli with Garlic Oil Drizzle So delicious, this sulfur-rich side dish is a great go-to detox staple!
The Right Way to Detox Fast
The keys to detoxing safely and effectively are adding clean protein to your diet (good-bye toxins, hello muscle!), increasing your fiber intake, and adding foods rich in sulfur (think broccoli, onions, and garlic) to boost your body’s ability to release toxins.
Sipping a steady amount of water and green tea throughout your day will do wonders, too! Get more tips to make detoxing automatic here.
Short on time? My Strawberry Green Smoothie Cleanse makes detoxing a cinch, and you can use it to replace two meals each day! Whip up a tasty, cleansing meal in minutes with a hefty dose of clean protein and greens from just one scoop. Done!
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